Kells are through to the quarter-finals of the BARLA National Cup without breaking sweat.

The West Cumbrians should have hosted Mirfield Stags on Saturday but were given the tie as their opponents fielded too many ex-professionals in their previous game and were subsequently thrown out.

Ellenborough are also through but they had to contend with monsoon conditions as they beat Pennine League opponents Sharlston Rovers 20-6.

In fact, the visitors were first on the scoresheet after seven minutes when Liam Kendal went over for a try which he converted himself.

But it was to be their only success as the Ellenborough defence proved impossible to breach after that initial breakthrough.

By half time, Elbra had established a 12-6 lead with two tries in the 22nd and 28th minutes from Luke Broster and Luke Penrice, both converted by Owen Hoyles.

It stayed that way until the 69th minute, when Kevin Hoban went in for a third Ellenborough try and the scoring was rounded off seven minutes from time by another unconverted try from Jordan Ostle.

There could be a third Cumbrian side in the quarter-finals but Glasson Rangers will have to try again next week against Beverley after their home game was postponed.

If they can see off Beverley next week they will have a very attractive home tie in the quarter-finals a week later against Thatto Heath Crusaders.

Kells have landed an exciting home draw against National Conference League Premier Division giants West Hull.

Ellenborough, former winners of the competition, have a tough away tie against Siddal.